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How much Bradley Beal can make based on each contract scenario

How much Bradley Beal can make based on each contract scenario

The Wizards offered Bradley Beal a max contract extension worth approximately $111 million over three years on Friday, the first day they were allowed to by the league.
But there are many different ways Beal could go with his next deal, some lucrative enough to believe he has every reason to wait and bet on himself to make more money.

Here is a cheat sheet-style look at the money Beal stands to make in different scenarios.

Wizards' offer: three years, $111 million OR two years, $71.5 million OR one year, $34.5 million
(the Wizards have given Beal flexibility for the length of the extension he wants)

When he has to decide: by Oct. 21, the deadline to sign an extension of this type

Money he can make:

If he signs this offseason (2019) - $111M over three years 
($34.5M in 2021-22, $37.3M in 2022-23, $40M in 2023-24)

If he signs next offseason (2020) - $154M over four years 
($34.5M in 2021-22, $37.3M in 2022-23, $40M in 2023-24, $42.8M in 2024-25)

If he makes All-NBA and qualifies for a supermax next offseason (2020) - $254M over five years 
($43.8M in 2021-22, $47.3M in 2022-23, $50.8M in 2023-24, $54.3M in 2024-25, $57.8M in 2025-26)

If he signs with the Wizards the offseason he can hit free agency (2021) - $218M over five years 
($37.5M in 2021-22, $40.5M in 2022-23, $43.5M in 2023-24, $46.5M in 2024-25, $49.5M in 2025-26)

If he leaves in free agency to sign with another team (2021) - $118M over three years
($38M in 2021-22, $39M in 2022-23, $41M in 2023-24)

***all numbers are approximate based on future salary cap projections and some have been rounded up***
***projections based on info provided by Larry Coon's NBA Salary Cap FAQ, ESPN and Pro Basketball Talk***

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Scott Brooks, Wizards adjusting quickly to life in the NBA's bubble

Scott Brooks, Wizards adjusting quickly to life in the NBA's bubble

They began with 36 hours in quarantine, a day-and-a-half of just sitting in their hotel rooms at Disney World, waiting to get to work as the NBA aims to resume and finish the 2019-20 season.

Wizards forward Isaac Bonga talked to his friends on the phone and played XBOX. Head coach Scott Brooks FaceTimed his family. Guard Ish Smith marveled at how similar his hotel room was to the one he stayed in last summer at Disney World.

They had just arrived to Orlando, FL from Washington, D.C. for the NBA's restart. They had to wait those 36 hours and test negative for coronavirus twice before going free.

"The forced relaxation drove me crazy. It was the weirdest thing," Brooks said.

The Wizards were eventually let out of their rooms and on Thursday held their first practice at Disney World; a 5 p.m. get-together that featured real, live basketball, the type they had abstained from for weeks at their training facility due to social distancing protocol.

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They were missing a few players and not just the previously established absences of John Wall, Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans; their three best players. Thomas Bryant, Gary Payton II and Garrison Mathews were all reportedly away from the team; the first due to coronavirus and Mathews because of personal reasons.

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Still, getting out in the open floor and scrimmaging was a major step for the Wizards as they look towards July 31, their first regular season game.

"I thought the practice was outstanding. I was real concerned because we hadn't done anything live," Brooks said.

"I don't know how they did it, how the NBA was able to get it all done. Our facility here, our gym is pretty incredible. The weight room is amazing. The hotels are great. Everything is good. I have no complaints. It's just like a road trip for us."

"It just felt good to be out there," Smith said. "It was very similar to a normal practice that we would have, just coaches have gloves and masks on."

What happens on the court, the NBA hopes, should feel familiar. It's off-the-court that will require the biggest adjustment, as everyone there will be away from their families for an extended period of time and in an environment intended to stop the spread of a worldwide pandemic.

But the early returns from the Wizards were good. They are pleasantly surprised with the situation so far.

"Look, we get to play basketball. To me, it's like going away to basketball camp," Brooks said.

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Charles Barkley jokingly admits he doesn't know anyone on the Wizards besides John Wall and Bradley Beal

Charles Barkley jokingly admits he doesn't know anyone on the Wizards besides John Wall and Bradley Beal

Without John Wall, Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans, Washington's three best players, the Wizards hopes of making the playoffs in the NBA's Orlando restart have taken a hit.

On Thursday, Wizards coach Scott Brooks joined the Inside the NBA team on TNT, where Charles Barkley genuinely asked him who has to step up for the team when the games begin.

Brooks' response was unexpected, yet also hilarious. Here was the exchange:

Barkley: "Obviously, without John and Bradley, your two best players, give us two names that really need to step up for you guys."

Brooks: "Well, I think we should play that game where you name two guys on our team besides those two guys." 

Barkley: "Let me tell you something, I don't know anybody on your team! So I want you to tell us two players on your team."

To Barkley's credit, much of the national media has not paid any attention to the Wizards this season. The team only had one game on national TV this season, a November clash with the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers.

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When basketball does resume, the Wizards are six games back of the Orlando Magic for the eighth spot in the East. Washington needs to make up two games over the final eight contests in order to force a play-in game for the conference's final playoff spot.

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